The NDP’s role in Canada’s Coalition of Hate

Histrionic fury was the union response to Bill C-377, the Private Member’s Bill calling for transparency in Union spending in Canada. Unions are exempt from taxes and despite the spurious claims of union bosses, very few of the rank-and-file membership are ever told how much and on what their dues money is spent.

More often than not, it’s not through the unions but the media that Public Service union members learn of the bizarrely radical causes upon which union bosses bestow money culled from workers’ compulsory dues payments.

As a former public service union member, I was never told how my dues money was spent and had I known then what I know now, I would have been outraged.